Never in Love When reading the title of T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” it is believed we are in store for a poem of romance and hope. A song that will inspire embrace and warmth of the heart, regretfully this is could not be further from the truth. This poem takes us into the depths of J. Alfred Prufrock, someone who holds faltering doubt and as a result may never come to understand real love. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” takes us through Prufrock’s mindset and his self-doubting and self-defeating thoughts. With desolate imagery, a tone that is known through the ages and delicate diction we see a man who is insecure, tentative and completely fearful.
We may never be given a second chance to do something daring ever again so we seize the day! However, people like in J. Alfred Prufrock make the attempt to do but it doesn’t work. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” written by T.S. Elliot, essentially is about a
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is an ironic depiction of a man’s inability to take decisive action in a modern society that is void of meaningful human connection. The poem reinforces its central idea through the techniques of fragmentation, and through the use of Eliot’s commentary about Prufrock’s social world. Using a series of natural images, Eliot uses fragmentation to show Prufrock’s inability to act, as well as his fear of society. Eliot’s commentary about Prufrock’s social world is also evident throughout. At no point in the poem did Prufrock confess his love, even though it is called “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, but through this poem, T.S. Eliot voices his social commentary about the world that
Loneliness is a feeling that we have all felt here and there. A man in the poem “ The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot feels trapped which caused him to have disorders. Nothing has never changed from living in the same city and not using his time wisely. He tried numerous ways to approach women but his low self esteem stopped him from moving forward. Although Prufrock seems like a miserable person, Prufrock suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and paranoia that caused him to feel this way.
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot is not a love song at all—but an insight into the mind of an extremely self-conscious, middle-aged man. Prufrock struggles in coping with the world he is living in—a world where his differences make him feel lonely and alienated.
The use of allusions bring a sense of intimacy between reader and author. Prufrock wishes to be comforted.
The first piece of information presented on the speaker of the poem “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock” is located in the title- his name is J. Alfred Prufrock. He seems to be a middle-aged man, as he references “...a bald spot in the middle of my hair—” and growing
T. S. Eliot uses irony and symbolism to capture the reader's attention in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The poem has a dramatic discourse. The percipience of life's emptiness is the main theme of the poem. Eliot exhorts the spiritual decomposition by exploring a type of life in death. T. S. Eliot, who in the Clark Lectures notes, "Real Irony is an expression of suffering"(Lobb, 53), uses irony and symbolism throughout the poem to exemplify the suffering of J. Alfred Prufrock who believes he is filled with spiritual morbidity and lack of feeling. Eliot utilizes various ironic interjections from other poets, and he uses ironic satirical rhyming phrases that fashion a sort of inane contradiction. Eliot uses many symbols to show
T.S. Eliot was born in 1888 and died in 1965. Eliot set new directions in poetry. His criticism provided new judgements to guide assessments of poetry. In Eliot's critical work on poets and poetry, he observed that "the modern inclination is to put up with some degree of incoherence. So long as the verse sounds well and presents striking and melodious imagery. In an age like ours lacking common standards poets need to remind themselves that it is not sufficient to rely upon those gifts, which are native to them, and which they exercise with ease. That good poetry must exhibit several qualities in proportion of which one is good sense." (Eliot) Some other famous quotes are "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." (Eliot) and finally "Human kind cannot bear much reality." (Eliot)
Cinnamon Player The Epigraph of J. Alfred Prufrock: The Connection Between Love and Hell T.S Elliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is the poem of a man by the name of J. Alfred Prufrock in which he expresses his doubts and insecurities as he yearns for love and descends into his old age. The most significant aspect of the poem is the epigraph. The poems epigraph alone expresses the poems overall purpose and character’s intent. Though the epigraph seemingly differs from the rest of the poem, Elliot melds the juxtaposition of the poem and the epigraph’s “love” and “hell” to mirror Prufrock. Through the epigraph’s structure in contrast to the rest of the poem, its symbolism, and the epigraphs underlying characteristics, Elliot indicates that Prufrock’s quest for love is its own circle of hell.
Although Modernism is very difficult to define and pinpoint, the Modern writers in England certainty changed the age with their writing. While there were many famous writers of the time, a very distinct and powerful writers was T.S. Eliot. Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri (Greenblatt 1298). Although T.S. Eliot was born in the United States, he was just as much of a Modern English writer as any other writer was during the Modern Age. T.S. Eliot marveled his writing, leaving the Modern age forever change. Through his many years of writing, he accomplished a great deal through his writing and influence. One of his more notable works was “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Although the piece is rather frustrating at times to read with J.
J. Alfred Prufrock is not your standard heroic “alpha-male. He is a representation of the typical modern man. Prufrock is overeducated, fearful, timid, overly sensitive, and graceful. Throughout the poems, he continuously ponders lost opportunities and unanswered questions. This is the modern man, not strong and silent but weak and
Pericles once said "Be ruled by time, the wisest counselor of all." This ruler of the past might not have had the technology of today, but he did not need it to recognize time’s domineering nature over all mankind. No matter what advances man makes, he will never be able
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Elliot begins with a quote isolated from the poem, and extracted from Dante’s Inferno, “If I thought my answer were to one who could to return to the world, I would not reply at all, but as none ever did return alive from this depth, without fear of infamy I did answer thee” This quote acts a preface to the poem, it clearly outlines the author’s intention in writing. From this quote we can interpret Elliot’s poem as a letter from Alfred to his deceased lover. Based on the assumption that this poem is written to sooth Alfred’s conscious as he grieves, without the regard of unintended readers, we can then label the piece as a soliloquy. The beginning of Alfred’s soliloquy is marked by his statement, “when the evening is spread out against the sky, like a patient etherized upon a table” (lines 2-3). Alfred suggests that he is “etherized,” or anesthetized in a state similar to that of his lover. His lover is on the other side, and he is detached in a state of grief. Throughout the remainder of the poem, Alfred reflects on their relationship.
“The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock” In the 1900s, T.S. Eliot “The love song of j. Alfred Prufrock”, was later published by Prufrock. Eliot poem presents his sensibility of isolation and withdrawal with people. Emphasizing many examples many examples where he wants to be sequestered. “Let us go then, you and I”. He also struggles to convince the reader that he can approach his future lover. Everyone believes that if you research to find out what you are looking for o will find it, if there are facts to back it up, but the falsehood of Prufrock result is due to the research. Based on the information gathered, anyone can see that we you look at it logically, it did not meet the requirements of his conclusion of the poem.